Register of the De Altedo. Incipit Orthographia

Mandeville Special Collections Library 0175S
UC, San Diego
La Jolla, CA 92093-0175
Phone: (858) 534-2533
Fax: (858) 534-5950
Email: spcoll@ucsd.edu
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© 1997
The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Register of the De Altedo. Incipit Orthographia, 1297

MSS 0023

Mandeville Special Collections Library

GEISEL LIBRARY



UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SAN DIEGO

La Jolla, CA 92093-0175

Contact Information:

  • Mandeville Special Collections Library 0175S
  • UC, San Diego
  • La Jolla, CA 92093-0175
  • Phone: (858) 534-2533
  • Fax: (858) 534-5950
  • Email: spcoll@ucsd.edu
  • Repository Website: http://orpheus.ucsd.edu/speccoll/
© 1997 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.
This file last updated: September 1997.

DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title: De Altedo. Incipit Orthographia,
Date (inclusive): 1297
Collection number: MSS 0023
Extent: 0.01 linear feet (1 volume (29 leaves) in case.)
Repository: Mandeville Special Collections Library, Geisel Library, UC, San Diego
La Jolla, CA 92093-0175
Shelf Location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
Language: English.

Preferred Citation

De Altedo. Incipit Orthographia, MSS 0023. Mandeville Special Collections Library, UCSD.

SCOPE AND CONTENT

A bound manuscript written on vellum and pertaining to orthography, or the art of spelling as a science. Written by De Altedo, the work is dedicated to his friend Baldum (Baldus). The book is dated from internal evidence in a statement that the scribe "set his pen to work on the first of May of 1297 A.D." No evidence has been located that the treatise was ever published in printed form. The work is bound in heavy boards; five brass bosses are on both the front and back covers.